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By Babak Zolghadr-Asli, QUEX Joint PhD Candidate, Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, and Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland
Ahmad Ferdowsi, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Applied Science and Technology, and Research Assistant, Department of Water Engineering and Hydraulic Structures, Semnan University
Kaveh Madani, Director of the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), United Nations University
The water levels of saline lakes depend on a delicate balance between water inputs and outputs. This means they can provide an early warning of disruptions to our water resources.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Lithuania’s representative signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo, Norway on December 3, 2008. © 2008 Gunnar Mjaugedal/ (Berlin) – Lithuania’s parliament should reject a government proposal to withdraw from the 2008 treaty banning cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said today. If approved, Lithuania would be the first country to leave the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which 112 countries have ratified.  “Lithuania’s lawmakers should reject this ill-considered proposal and reaffirm their support for the Convention on Cluster… (Full Story)
By John Gradek, Faculty Lecturer and Academic Program Co-ordinator, Supply Network and Aviation Management, McGill University
If ever there was a need to exemplify the term annus horribilis in the annals of corporate history, 2024 and the Boeing Company would be the perfect match. And the year is not even over yet.

The last seven days have seen Boeing face a number of issues. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive on July 8 requiring airlines that operate the Boeing 737 Next…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Eden Hoffer, PhD Student in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
C. Nadine Wathen, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence, Western University
Like mandatory charging policies, criminalizing coercive control could turn out to be harmful to the victim-survivors they were intended to protect.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Richard Shaw, Professor of Politics, Massey University
The election of the Lange-Douglas government on July 14, 1984, was the moment the old New Zealand gave way to a new New Zealand. Its historic influence is still felt in most areas of life today.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Ahead of the third anniversary on 14 July of the imprisonment of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ales Bialiatski, Chairperson of Human Rights Centre Viasna, whose health is reportedly rapidly deteriorating, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said: “As we prepare to mark three years since the detention of Ales Bialiatski […] The post Belarus: Nobel Laureate Ales Bialiatski must be released amid reports of deteriorating health appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2024
UN humanitarians “remain gravely concerned” over the daily fighting that continues to rage in and around the Sudanese city of El Fasher, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Thursday. (Full Story)
By Brad Greenwood, Professor, George Mason University
Gordon Burtch, Allen and Kelli Questrom Professor of Information Systems, Boston University
Michaela R. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
People living in states that enacted tighter abortion restrictions in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision, which returned regulation of abortion access to state legislatures, are more likely to report elevated levels of mental distress. This is particularly true for people of lower socioeconomic means.

These are the key takeaways…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Parwinder Kaur, Associate Professor | Director, DNA Zoo Australia, The University of Western Australia
Thousands of years ago, a woolly mammoth died in Siberia. Its fragile DNA underwent a remarkable transformation, and we can still analyse it today.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Carol Lefevre, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide
Loneliness is an enduring theme across art, music and literature. What makes us lonely, and how can we address it as a society?The Conversation (Full Story)
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